Middlesex StartUp Nights

StartUp Nights are events for Middlesex County-based early-stage entrepreneurs and startups to pitch ideas and share their vision, background, markets, products, and business challenges – and make connections with fellow entrepreneurs, business mentors, and community members for feedback and on-going support.

Upcoming StartUp Nights

Judd Hall, Room 116, 207 High Street, Middletown, CT (Shanklin Hall, Room 107 - Kerr Lecture Hall)

Wesleyan Startup Incubator Demo Day, Fall 2023

Join us in person (or virtually) to support the student ventures as they pitch their social benefit business ideas.

How StartUp Nights Work...

At the Middlesex StartUp Nights, the community will have the opportunity to hear pitches from early-stage startups where they will share their business ideas, mission, markets, customers, and business challenges. Following the pitches, audience members will get a chance to meet with the startups in a casual, small group setting to ask questions, share feedback, make connections, and offer support… helping our startups move their ventures to the next stage.


Create your pitch deck, practice your presentation, refine your ask - and apply to pitch at an upcoming StartUp Night.


Be exposed to our region's most impressive and innovative ideas - ask questions, provide expertise, and share insights to help our startups grow.

Meet Our StartUp Night Audience Favorites

Sol Blossom Crochet, PitchMX

December 7, 2021

Sol Blossom Crochet

Sol Blossom Crochet helps other fiber artists, crocheters and hobbyists learn how to crochet apparel by creating easy-to-follow and modifiable patterns through an environmentally sustainable and slow fashion lens. Sol Blossom Crochet also sells non-plastic-based, plant-based and/or wool-based crochet apparel.

December 1, 2021

Win-Win B2B Solutions

Win-Win B2B Solutions helps entrepreneurs unlock their true growth potential by removing wasted time and effort from their daily lives. We do this by partnering with small businesses to automate their tedious manual office work.

May 26, 2021

Local Business Protection, LLC

Local Business Protection helps businesses stop competing against false competition! It only takes three competitors to outrank a business on Google Maps before losing virtually all traffic. We run an extensive audit on the business’s critical keywords, report any fake competition to Google to review and remove. 

Why Pitch?

Pitching is a valuable way to vet your business ideas, gain feedback, and make connections within the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem!

Previous Events

Wesleyan StartUp Incubator Demo Day

December 7, 2021

Student Pitch Competition

StartUpMX Incubator Pitch

December 1, 2021

Fall 2021 Incubator Pitch Competition

StartUpMX Incubator Pitch

May 26, 2021

Spring 2021 Incubator Pitch Competition

Wesleyan StartUp Incubator Demo Day

May 11, 2021

Student Pitch Competition

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